I love Pinterest. it's basically my google for new recipes, crochet patterns, and natural remedies. So, the idea of using Pinterest as a business marketing tool threw me off at first because I was stuck viewing Pinterest from a consumer's point of view. If you really think about it, people go on Pinterest for inspiration on things to purchase. Crazy town, right? If you are stuck in that same consumer's point of view, or adopting Pinterest into your marketing strategy, these are 5 mistakes you made making on Pinterest, and how to fix them.
Not Using a Business Pinterest account for your Business
This is not okay, folks. The huge difference between a personal account and a business account is recorded information: analytics. On a business account, you can see the demographic of people interested in your pins, where are they from, and how many people visited your boards using which device. You want to make sure you’re having more and more people interested about you and your boards because that leads them to your website. If you need to setup your own Business Pinterest account, here’s your link.
Pinning Unrelated Stuff toYour Business' Account
Let’s say you own a hair care products business, and you’ve got yourself a Pinterest account. A curious viewer visits your profile to view your boards and sees some boards based on hairstyles and products and also “Easy Dinner Recipes.” It looks inconsistent and unprofessional, and that reflects on your business. You don’t want that. I suggest having a separate personal account to pin to your heart’s content!
Forgetting to Be Social
While you’re out there pinning related topics to your boards, don’t forget to leave a comment on other pins. Aim to create relationships with people, and they’ll be curious about you and what you are pinning. So remember to leave comments and and likes, okay?
Not Having a Uniformed Look With Original Content
You want your viewers to be able to see your Pin and know it’s from you. Try using large text titles to grab your viewers’ attention and they won’t have to open your Pin in order to read the title. Try sticking to the same color theme as your website. Your Pinterest account is a reflection of your business, so make your original pins stand out and consistent.
Not Linking to the Correct Page
This is crucial! Let’s say that someone clicks on your Pin of one of your products. You’re going to want them to be taken to that product’s page where they can learn more and purchase from your website. Link to where you want your visitors to go. Don’t make your visitors search all over your website for the one product they’re interested in.
I hope these have been helpful to you. Please leave me a comment and tel me what you think. Are you having a tough time with Pinterest? Leave me a question and I’ll help you find the answer. Thank you for visiting.
I'm going to be 100% honest with ya'll. I've decided to start freelancing about a week and a half ago, and it's been crazy. Considering the fact that I've been away in the Hill Country and away from the internet, getting the ball rolling is like moving through molasses. But, I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am about the new friends and connections I've made along the way.
The purpose of this post: to share and connect with my fellow freelancers. I want people to know that it's perfectly alright to be a beginner, a novice, and a dimwit. Everyone starts somewhere, and this is my beginning.
I've got a lot on my plate right now, and very little of it has to do with marketing my services. Just to give you guys an idea of where my head is at this week: My website needs work. I know it. You know it. Everyone knows it, so I ought to get it straightened out.
I'm looking to connect with you guys! I'd love to hear what you're working on, what obstacles do you have right now? Please leave me a comment below! Or not, if you're antisocial. I respect that.